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Fat on Ice in NYC

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Gov. David Paterson's plan to balance the New York state budget with taxes on full-sugar soda may have fizzled, and President Barack Obama's plan to use a national soda tax to fund health care reform is on the rocks, but the anti-soda campaign continues apace, with these charming ads going in 1,500 subway slots in New York City.

yum!

This masterpiece took $277,000 and three years to develop. However, I assume a significant portion of the budget went to high-tech fat pouring research, which will have other useful applications as well. 

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  1. Come on, that looks delicious. Clearly, they’re trying to promote soda consumption.

  2. FAT POP?????? Where the fuck can I get me some fat pop?

  3. Whatever kind of soda that is, I’ll take a case!

  4. Low fat milk? No thanks.

  5. Mmmmm, seltzer. Who the fuck drinks seltzer?

  6. If you really want to cut back on the calories, drink booze! One ounce of the good stuff is 65 calories – add a diet mixer (diet tonic, diet Coke) and you’ve got yourself a low-cal drink that really burns off the pounds!

    😛

  7. Wait, coke has 96 calories per 8oz, low fat milk has 120.

  8. It looks like it tastes like bacon. Or gravy. Or bacon-gravy. I feel the need to pour on some pounds.

  9. steak – not skim milk. It has 80. 1% has 111 calories. But your point stands – it should say “skim milk” or the poster makes no sense.

  10. How does the cost of the ad campaign compare to the reduction in health c~are dollars of the people who see the ads?

  11. Mmmmm, seltzer. Who the fuck drinks seltzer?

    I drink seltzer, you jerk. Of course, i sweeten it with maple syrup or some kind of fruit nectar first.

  12. Hey, just drink SugarFree RockStar, Monster Low calorie, Sugar Free Red Bull, etc., and you’ll be fine.

  13. Cut back on soda? WTF?

    Guess I’ll hav to switch to beer.

  14. Mmmm, soda and pork rinds.

  15. I drink seltzer, you jerk. Of course, i sweeten it with maple syrup or some kind of fruit nectar first.

    I do too. But I’m not a sissy who sweetens it first, like Xeones.

  16. Epi, don’t drink that pussy, “taurine-infused” battery acid. Just man up and drink coffee – two calories a serving.

  17. Low-fat milk has sugar in it too, idiots. Diet soda is actually better for you than skim milk if all we’re concerned about is calorie counts.

  18. $277K? I could have made that image with MS Paint!

  19. Mmmmm, seltzer. Who the fuck drinks seltzer?

    I love seltzer. But the market for seltzer water is soooo backwards in the US. I’m not talking about different brands here, but about different styles of seltzer. In Europe, you can order from at least three different styles: very bubbly, medium bubbly or little bubbly (some brands call it “pearly”). Depending on your preference, you can choose any of these styles nearly everywhere. Here in the US, I count myself lucky if I can find seltzer water without artificially added taste.

  20. On soda vs. milk… I like both drinks, but I can drink 64 ounces of soda without much trouble… but drinking that much milk is probably impossible.

    Anyway, don’t these people know that there’s no such thing as bad advertising?

  21. Epi, don’t drink that pussy, “taurine-infused” battery acid. Just man up and drink coffee – two calories a serving.

    Coffee, which I love, for some weird reason makes me jitterier than amphetamines. So no, if I want a bunch of caffeine, I’ll have a SF RockStar, thanks.

  22. I’d rather drink salsa than seltzer. Think about it — you’re drinking the stuff clowns spray each other with.

  23. very bubbly, medium bubbly or little bubbly (some brands call it “pearly”).

    “Pearly” water? Umm, ewwww?

  24. If I’m not mistaken, fat free milk has the same amount of Lactose as whole milk. Lactose is a sugar, not a fat. It’s apples and oranges. Lactose, sucrose, fructose, glucose are all sugars. Fat is fat, like my belly.

  25. Pealy water is the best. There are restaurants that give you that water, with ice, by default if you ask for water and don’t specify non-bubbly water.

  26. “Hey, just drink SugarFree RockStar, Monster Low calorie, Sugar Free Red Bull, etc., and you’ll be fine.”

    I’m drinking anything that SugarFree has gotten into. I prefer the ladies over diabetic libertarians.

  27. Yeah, drink skim milk if you hate your tastebuds.

    And, when did SugarFree become a RockStar? I always just imagined him sitting behind a stack of periodicals, typing on his laptop, peering over occasionally to look at the lower half of college girls.

  28. There is only One True Soda: Moxie.
    All others are false beverages…

  29. And you need seltzer water to make a proper Scotch & Soda.
    Also for proper slapstick.

  30. $277,000 … I would have done it for $10,000

  31. with ice

    Im calling BS, unless someone in Europe has rediscovered the recipe for ice in the last 18 years.

  32. Personal preference is (lots of)unsweetened ice tea, club soda with a shot of lime juice, espresso without sugar.

    Virtually no calories, which allows me to enjoy mass quantities of red meat without looking like Jabba

  33. And ANYTHING containing taurine tastes like ram’s piss…and “fuck, if you can drink ram’s piss, you can drink anything”.

  34. I have the sudden urge to eat bacon and drink coke.

  35. If it doesn’t turn my mouth black, I don’t want it.

  36. Put the coke back in Coca-cola! Then we won’t have to worry about all that damned sugar.

  37. $277,000 … I would have done it for $10,000

    And that $10,000 would have gone to hospital bills after you got kneecapped by union thugs.

  38. 1% has 111 calories.

    But 32 of them are from protein.

  39. If Vin Mariani is good enough for Pope Leo XIII, its good enough for me.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin_Mariani


  40. very bubbly, medium bubbly or little bubbly (some brands call it “pearly”).

    One can say the same for a Bukkake

  41. Pemberton called for five ounces of coca leaf per gallon of syrup, a significant dose; in 1891, Candler claimed his formula (altered extensively from Pemberton’s original) contained only a tenth of this amount. Coca-Cola did once contain an estimated nine milligrams of cocaine per glass, but in 1903 it was removed.[28] Coca-Cola still contains coca flavoring.

    After 1904, instead of using fresh leaves, Coca-Cola started using “spent” leaves-the leftovers of the cocaine-extraction process with cocaine trace levels left over at a molecular level.[29] To this day, Coca-Cola uses as an ingredient a cocaine-free coca leaf extract prepared at a Stepan Company plant in Maywood, New Jersey.

    Roadtrip!


  42. Put the coke back in Coca-cola! Then we won’t have to worry about all that damned sugar.

    !!! Keep Dope Alive Baby !!!

  43. My comment at 12:51 should read: “I’m *not* drinking anything that SugarFree has gotten into. I prefer the ladies over diabetic libertarians.”

    One of these days I’ll start using the preview function.

  44. Off topic, but has anyoneone else noticed that Google Search doesn’t seem to be working right for the past few days?

  45. Pealy water is the best. There are restaurants that give you that water, with ice, by default if you ask for water and don’t specify non-bubbly water.

    This is why people escaped Europe and would rather live in log cabins and huts in North America. European culture is horrible.

  46. Actually, I kinda like the idea of grossing people out. I just don’t see why anti-obesity groups need to lobby the government to take out ads, instead of just taking out the ads themselves.

  47. And you need seltzer water to make a proper Scotch & Soda.

    Och, laddie. The only proper way to drink Scotch is straight up. “Neat”, as the toffs would say.

    And if you don’t like your Scotch neat, you need a better brand of Scotch. Or a pair of balls.

  48. Or a pair of balls.

    Or a bunker.

  49. Mmm, bacon pop! Everything is better with bacon. Seriously though, I drink very little that is carbonated, or caffeinated. In general, I feel better without them. Despite that personal choice, I’m not going to god my friends and co-workers into doing the same.

  50. From wikipedia inre Vin Mariani:

    “Thomas Edison also endorsed the wine, claiming it helped him stay awake for longer hours”

    No. Shit.

  51. At what point is Coca Cola, et al., entitled to sue for business slander and malicious interference with business opportunities?

    And of course, these are likely the same people who claim that talk of “death panels” in the Obama health care bill is despicable fear-mongering.

  52. And if you don’t like your Scotch neat, you need a better brand of Scotch. Or a pair of balls.

    Or some good bourbon.

  53. I have always been a Rock Star.

  54. I took the ad to be anti-mixer, too, since it features a rocks glass.

    Or do people drink nonalcoholic beverages out of rocks glasses?

  55. And if you don’t like your Scotch neat, you need a better brand of Scotch. Or a pair of balls.

    Or some good bourbon.

    Or better yet, a good single malt Irish. I personally think Scotch was accidentally created when some fucking Pict stole a Celt’s stash of uiske and hid it in a pile of smoldering peat (apparently mixed 50:50 with sheep shit). He later came back, took a drink, and promptly threw up. However, being a Pict, and not dying from the incident, he shared it with his clansmen. They all got roaring shite-faced, and a legend was born.

  56. There is only One True Soda: Moxie.

    Agreed. Though at this point I generally prefer seltzer even to Moxie when I want a non-alcoholic fizzy drink. I am not much for sweets in general and sugar water really isn’t that good anyway. And it doesn’t quench your thirst.

    But as a very thin person, this shit about taxing “fattening” things really bothers me. I need all the calories I can get. Why should I pay because a bunch of fat asses can’t control themselves?

  57. On the topic of whisk(e)y: lets all just get along. All whisky (and whiskey) is good.

  58. Dangit. I guess this means my new fried bourbon cocktail is right out then.

  59. I have always been a Rock Star.

    Crack rock?

  60. Crack rock?

    Duh.

  61. mmm scotch. it’s like a good irish whiskey with a muttled lump of seaweed and cigarette butts…

    why don’t they make pop an ineligible food stamp purchase? if yer on stamps yer probably on medicaid too… of course medicaid is paid through capitation.

  62. I don’t drink much soda anymore; as I’ve aged I’ve lost the taste for it. But I still wonder: is there ANY pleasure in life–big or small–that these jerkoffs aren’t trying to take away? What is their malfunction? Why the hell can’t they just leave people alone?

  63. “department of health and mental hygiene.”

    that just creeps me out.

  64. can i deep fry things with this fancy fat-pop? because that would make my battered and friend snickers much better.

  65. so, ransom, which part of the Midwest are you from?

  66. Haha – here’s my favorite part of the article:

    “We are hoping that the biggest effect is, first of all, shock, and that the understanding is that when you drink extra calories, they will be stored as fat,” she said.

    Jeepers! I’m in freaking shock!

  67. pop?

    arizona too apparently.

  68. Does this mean no Drunken Monkey ice cream?

    damn, that’s more complicated than some of the meth recipes they posted the other day.

  69. ransom147,

    You speak truthfully. I’ve had it a couple of times at the Emeril’s in Orlando, but I’ve yet to attempt it at home.

    Oh, for the record, it’s friggin’ awesome. Both times I had it, it was served with a chocolate bread pudding (with banana liqueur and rum in it, I believe)–also great.

  70. I’ve had it a couple of times at the Emeril’s in Orlando, but I’ve yet to attempt it at home.

    A lot of new restaurant cuisine is like that. It’s completely impractical unless you’ve got all day to make dinner or the entire battery de cuisine to help.

  71. PL:

    ya now, i’ve never been to orlando. i’m in SC these days and it’s stupid cheap to fly there from GSP. but i always find an excuse to stay behind when family goes…

  72. I’m in Tampa, which makes it easy to get there. I don’t think any of his restaurants are any closer to you–there’s several in Vegas and New Orleans and a few scattered in places other than the Carolinas.

  73. Florida. the old country…

  74. Parts of it.

  75. yeah, i hear it’s a blast though. i just don’t do crowds well. the whole “i fucking hate people” sentiment someone expressed earlier bubbles up pretty quickly…

  76. At what point is Coca Cola, et al., entitled to sue for business slander and malicious interference with business opportunities?

    That would be never- sovereign immunity, bitches!

  77. Wait, coke has 96 calories per 8oz, low fat milk has 120.

    Steak, you weren’t supposed to notice that.

    Everyone else, not to worry, I turned Steak in over at flag@whitehouse.gov. They’ll teach that fucker what happens to those that can’t help but run their big fat mouths off like that.

  78. Gov. David Paterson’s plan to balance the New York state budget with taxes on full-sugar soda may have fizzled, and President Barack Obama’s plan to use a national soda tax to fund health care reform is on the rocks

    What? All those hyperbolic warnings on these very pages were, well, over-the-top space-fillers?
    Oh my. Paging Chicken Little. Your cab is here.

  79. And Democrats wonder why they’re so picked-on…

    Fucking nanny-statists.

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